ABBYY technologies for OCR, document and PDF conversion, and data capture have provided additional value to software applications for the legal sector for many years. When integrated, they can further expand the capabilities and value of a product or application and deliver outstanding results. Building from that, further addition of language-based classification technologies can help bringing document processing applications for lawyers, notaries and corporate legal departments to the next level.

Add new functionalities to your application.

ABBYY Software Development Kits (SDKs) support the integration of new functionalities into applications for the legal sector and help transform the way organisations work with documents and manage information. Such tasks and processes include information access and reuse, e-Discovery, case review, archiving, contract management, fraud detection and due diligence audits.

If you are an independent software vendor (ISV), hardware manufacturer (OEM), or software solution consultant for the legal sector, integrate the ABBYY SDKs into your solution and extend it by following functionalities:


Scanning functionality.


Conversion of documents, e.g. fax memos, contracts and letters into formats for e-Discovery.


Conversion of signed paper-based contracts into searchable, encrypted and password protected PDF or PDF/A.


Creation and processing of password protected PDFs.


Automated classification for case-relevant routing and other workflows.


Extraction of key data for direct import into Contract Management Systems.


Document version comparison for integrity checks.


Usage of scanned or photographed content in Microsoft Office, e.g. for direct citation.


Business card reading for contact and client management tools.


Intelligent text- and semantic-based classification and data extraction for case review software and eDRM systems.


Barcode reading for instant allocation of court documents to cases and clients.


Conversion and text recognition for mobile applications.

Multi-platform. Powerful. Simple API Integration.

With ABBYY SDKs, software developers can extend the functionality of a wide variety of applications for the legal sector on different platforms including Windows, Mac OS and Linux, as well as of the mobile platforms iOS and Android. The ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK service offers highest performance, platform independency and cost effectiveness at the same time. ABBYY provides the technology, professional services and technical support necessary to create world-class applications – while also ensuring efficient implementation, smooth upgrades and high levels of customer satisfaction.

Choose the right SDK.

Customer stories

Our Software Development Kits enable software vendors, integrated solutions providers and IT system integrators to implement leading technology developed over 25 years, providing a superior technological advantage with high investment security.

Cricket Legal Technologies offers clients one-stop shopping for all of their eDiscovery technology needs.

Deloitte UK uses an OCR server solution to make image-only files searchable for eDiscovery and legal forensic analysis.

Moore Blatch enhances customer service and compliance by introducing a digital mailroom solution.

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